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a. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance: trying to gain our clients' trust; taking it on trust that our friend is telling the truth.
b. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one: violated a public trust.
c. One in which confidence is placed.
a. Custody; care: left her papers in my trust during her illness.
b. Something committed into the care of another; a charge: violated a public trust.
a. Reliance on something in the future; hope: We have trust that the future will be better.
b. Reliance on the intention and ability of a purchaser to pay in the future; credit: bought the supplies on trust from a local dealer.
4. Law
a. A legal relationship in which one party holds a title to property while another party has the entitlement to the beneficial use of that property.
b. The confidence reposed in a trustee when giving the trustee legal title to property to administer for another, together with the trustee's obligation regarding that property and the beneficiary.
c. The property so held.
5. An institution or organization directed by trustees: a charitable trust.
6. A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry.
v. trust·ed, trust·ing, trusts
a. To have or place confidence in; depend on: only trusted his friends; did not trust the strength of the thin rope; could not be trusted to oversee so much money.
b. To have confidence in allowing (someone) to use, know, or look after something: Can I trust you with a secret?
2. To expect with assurance; assume: I trust that you will be on time.
3. To give credence to; believe: I trust what you say.
4. To place in the care of another person or in a situation deemed safe; entrust: "the unfortunate souls who trusted their retirement savings to the stock" (Bill Barnhart).
5. To extend credit to.
1. To have or place reliance; depend: We can only trust in our guide's knowledge of the terrain.
2. To be confident; hope.
in trust
In the possession or care of a trustee.

[Middle English truste, perhaps from Old Norse traust, confidence; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

trust′er n.
Synonyms: trust, faith, confidence, reliance
These nouns denote a feeling of certainty that a person or thing will not fail. Trust implies depth and assurance of feeling that is often based on inconclusive evidence: The mayor vowed to justify the trust the electorate had placed in him. Faith connotes unquestioning, often emotionally charged belief: "Often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true" (William James).
Confidence frequently implies stronger grounds for assurance: "The experience ... made me want to be a surgeon—not an amateur handed the knife for a brief moment but someone with the confidence and ability to proceed as if it were routine" (Atul Gawande).
Reliance connotes a confident and trustful commitment to another: "What reliance could they place on the protection of a prince so recently their enemy?" (William Hickling Prescott). See Also Synonyms at care, rely.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truster - a supporter who accepts something as truetruster - a supporter who accepts something as true
abiogenist - a believer in abiogenesis
apostle - an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution"
colonialist - a believer in colonialism
Confucian, Confucianist - a believer in the teachings of Confucius
evolutionist - a person who believes in organic evolution
imperialist - a believer in imperialism
Malthusian - a believer in Malthusian theory
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
vitalist - one who believes in vitalism
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Cette recompense vient donner plus de credit a la courbe ascendante du 7eme art national et a l'experience positive accumulee au cours des dernieres annees, s'est rejoui le jeune realisateur, qui n'arrete plus de truster les trophees.
He denotes the terms truster (the one making the decision to trust) and trustee (the one asking for trust).
AL-BAQARA / 283), if any of you trusts another let the trusted deliver his trust; this verse recommend to back your trusts to its owner and condemned Malversation (AN-NISA / 58): allah orders you all to hand back trusts to their owners, (AL-MUMENOON /8) (prosperous are those) who preserve their trusts and pledges, these verses indicate the position and value of financial security, Especially considering that the trusts is borrowed from the root of "safe" and truster to entrust their wealth to others seeking to achieve financial security.
take care of something the truster cares about, where 'caring for' involves some exercise of discretionary powers" at 240); Philip Pettit, "The Cunning of Trust" (1995) 24:3 Philosophy & Public Affairs 202 ("[t]he word 'trust' is used in relation to a great number of things.
Voir les Lakers se traEner en bas de classement (12es de la Conference Ouest) et les Clippers truster les premieres places (2es).
One member of the Brain Trust, Ray Moley, described the myopic credentialism of his fellow Brain Truster, Frankfurter, in this way: "The problems of economic life were to Frankfurter matters to be settled in a law office, a court room, or around a big labor-management bargaining table.
where: a is the truster agent, b is the trustee agent and cr (Correctness), cm (Completeness), fix (Flexibility) and rs (Response time) are the evaluation criteria.
of the truster but also on the commitments, not merely the regularity of
Institutions should not be used to substitute for trust (this is inefficient, raises costs, and is in many cases impossible), but rather to make trust a rational choice more often by decreasing the negative payoff of a betrayal for the truster and increasing it for the trustee.
Called Truster, it fits in your handbag, costs about pounds 50 and works by detecting stress when you deviate from the truth.
He flips from one extreme to another--from spendthrift and truster of others to Timon the misanthrope--and then repeats the same extravagant behavior in a different key.